| Started from where I left off in the parking lot. I killed a few kids left over in the parking lot and entered the |
school. I went into a couple of the classrooms and killed a bunch of kids, gaining a few levels. To speed things up, I
always used auto-play. Went into the cafeteria, set off the fire alarms, and killed some kids. I got bored and before I killed
everyone in the room I went back into the main hallway, then took the hallway off to the right. A clip of President Clinton
giving a news comference played for a short time. There was a series of classrooms I explored, occasionally picking up
pages from the Anarchist's Cookbook from the computers. I went into the library and told all the jocks in white hats to stand up.
I went to the back window, shot at cops for a while, then decided to "end it all." I started fantasizing about how things could have
been different, living in New Zealand. Then it showed real photographs of the boys' dead bodies, followed by a sad video montage of
all the victims and their families. Then it showed photographs of the boys growing up and their graves. I thought the game was over,
but no, Dylan arrives in hell and the Doom music starts playing. I fought a few Demon Soldiers, then saved it and called it quits.
I didn't find the game very offensive, though I can easily see how somebody would; especially a family member of a victim.
I don't think it is glorifying the actions a while lot. It does say things like "brave boys" and rewards you for killing innocent
people, but I think it is just trying to show the world from the viewpoint of the boys and how they viewed their own actions.
I thought it was actually a pretty powerful game, and got me thinking a lot about violence in music and videogames. When they would switch
to video game representations to real photographs, it added a weight of realism to the game. It grounded the player,
reminding them that this was real, and this was a serious thing, and it really happened. I am very curious
how much of what is said in the game are actual quotes and what facts the made up quotes are based on. I think the
game overall is a good thing. Whether you agree with it or not, it gets people talking and thinking, "why did these boys do what they did?"
I think the montage of all the victims, and also the shooters growing up from innocent children was especially powerful, and
shows that the creators of the game aren't just glorifying the violence. I think of Super Columbine as more of a piece of art rather than a game;
The game itself kind of sucked. The combat was incredibly easy and you could just "auto-fight" the whole way through.
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| Woke up in my room, turned on the stereo to play some Nirvana. Went to the phone and called Dylan, he said to gather|
up the gear. Grabbed a copy of Doom for the PC, apparently I was the master of Doom. Went into the basement, grabbed
a Maralyn Manson CD. I say I'm not a fan of the music, but he will probably be blamed. Grabbed the duffel bags and met
up with Dylan, he said its the biggest day of our lives. Had a flashback from the pizza box, lit off bombs and talked about
buying guns. Watched a clip from Apocalypse Now. Recorded a very creepy last video message for the police and family, saying
not to blame anybody else for this and that they had no idea, and that we are waging a two man war. Snuck into the school
and planted two bombs by the cafeteria tables; it took me about four tries to do so without getting busted by cameras
or hall monitors. Went up into the park on the hill and armed ourselves. A speech was given about how everybody deserved
to die, and that there were too many rich snobs out there. The bombs didn't go off so we decide to just go in with guns.
I ran into a kid named Brooks in the parking lot and told him to go home because I like him. Then I killed a few girls in the
parking lot, went into the school and killed a few more in the front hallway. I went back out to the parking lot and saved the game.
This game reminded me a lot of SNES Rpgs in terms of the graphics and whatnot. I actually found the game quite interesting;
I didn't know much about the Columbine massacre before (although I'm not sure how much of this game is accurate) I remember Maralyn
Manson and Doom being blamed for the shootings. The game makes you think about things from the shooters perspective, and
tries to get the player to understand why they did what they did. Watching the two make the recording of themselves with
the real pictures of them was very creepy. I actually liked the soundtrack of 90's songs, a lot of Nirvana and whatnot.
It kind of gives you the feel of what kind of music they were listening to at the time.
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